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Books in Italian dialects?

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numerodix
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 Message 1 of 6
20 April 2015 at 7:53pm | IP Logged 
Hi all,

I was wondering if you could recommend some decent books available in some of the Italian
dialects. I just finished reading an Andrea Camilleri novel in Sicilian.

Strictly speaking a kind of Italianized Sicilian so as to be comprehensible to a wide Italian
public, but still. It was great fun.

I'm wondering if there are novels that people know about in some of the other dialects, I'd
love to check them out..
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21 April 2015 at 8:53pm | IP Logged 
Try "Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana" a thriller in Romanesque written by Carlo Emilio Gadda.

If you like Ladin there are also some novels published in that language (various dialects), but I don't know any title. I'd check also Sardinian:
http://www.sardegnacultura.it/j/v/258?s=20315&v=2&c=2697&t=7

Check in town libraries the "local" sections, they usually have a copy of the books of the authors who have written in the local vernacular, even if they are now out of print.
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29 April 2015 at 3:14pm | IP Logged 
Check this Wikipedia article (in Italian).
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldobrie
It's a series of books by L. Carpinteri and M. Faraguna written in the dialect of Trieste (a variation of the Venetian dialect).
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05 May 2015 at 11:49pm | IP Logged 
"A Brüsinpiàn gariva ul suu: Una storia d'Alzheimer" was ok, if you want a very Northern dialect.
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06 May 2015 at 10:03am | IP Logged 
If you like poetry, Pier Paolo Pasolini has written several collections of poems in Friulian.

Wikipedia

Samples

Other samples
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29 July 2015 at 8:33pm | IP Logged 
Stefano D'Arrigo uses Sicilian in his novel Horcynus Orca.


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